This year we have a couple of exciting additions to the International Final, not only are we adding a second day to event but we are also including an International Kit Car Final race. The Kit Car final will be taking place on Saturday 10th October. We are inviting all teams with a Kit Car to compete as we wanted Kit Car teams to get the taste of competing at the International Final.
Two of the fantastic students from Parkstone Grammar School, Tasha and Catherine, will be hosting an evening explaining about their Greenpower Cars. The event will be taking place on 15th September from 18:00 –20:30 at Bournemouth University.
The last race before the mid-season break took place on Saturday 18th July– we were treated to a day full on sunshine. The event continues to be sponsored by Ford, who also hosts the event at their Ford Dunton Technical centre near Basildon and supply us with a large group of keen and helpful volunteers to help run the day’s racing.
Sunday 12th July was our annual Gathering of Goblins at Goodwood and it was (just) the biggest year yet, with 84 cars lining up on the grid, two more than in 2014, with over 1,000 children taking part and a record number of spectators – it was an event not to be missed. Despite the weather man not getting out order for sunshine, it was a fantastic (all be it slightly soggy) day.
The 2015 season really is in full swing now we have had the annual heat at Croft. The Croft heat is one of the last heats we have before all of you lucky schools get to break up for the summer holiday. Nestled in Yorkshire, Croft is one of our more famous tracks that the F24 and F24+ teams get to compete at. Only 2 weeks previously, The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) teams were occupying Crofts pit garages, the very same garages that the F24 and F24+ teams get to use.
In all of the chaos of the Formula E School Series we nearly let the Staffordshire blog slip through the net, but here it is, better late than never of course.
On Thursday 25th June, the Staffordshire Goblins took place at the Stafford Activity centre, which was kindly lent to us for the day by Driveme.net and the event was again run by Kevin Ford - one of Greenpower's lomng standing ambassadors. This year we had twelve teams from seven local schools taking part.